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Giant Mushroom in Vilna

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 24 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Vilna was founded in 1907, mostly by central European settlers, and started to develop in 1919, when the railroad reached this area. It was named in 1920, after the city of Vilnius. The settlement was incorporated as a village on June 13, 1923. It claims to be home to the world's largest mushroom: a metal sculpture.

PENTAX K200D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Huge as pararsols…

24 Jul 2010 7:26am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Most is sure to eat a good stew with lots of mushrooms hereabout...

24 Jul 2010 7:28am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

amusant ces parasols :-)

24 Jul 2010 10:06am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I have heard of the band the Fun Boy Three this looks like the Fungi Three

24 Jul 2010 10:21am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Funy!! :)

24 Jul 2010 4:20pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


24 Jul 2010 5:55pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful sculpture ! Great capture Eric, nice composition.

24 Jul 2010 8:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Well Eric, you do know your pizza and Kalispell. We did eat at McKenzie Rive Pizza Co and it was wonderful. Yummm. Wish I was there now. Thanks for the heads up!

25 Jul 2010 3:17am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's great! This is becoming quite a collection!

25 Jul 2010 5:31am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Your journey into the world of oddity sculptures is quite unique i say...all kind of customs in the prairies it seem,s..i,m enjoying this

25 Jul 2010 3:23pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Cool shrooms!

25 Jul 2010 6:33pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

love mushrooms these are lovely! wishing you well!!

27 Jul 2010 7:07am

1/250 second
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)